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Mar 3, 2011 11:30am PST
comment. >> u.s. and german officials are trying to determine the motive that killed two u.s. airmen and whether the gunmen acted alone. he confessed targeting the u.s. military in what investigators believe is say possible act of islamic terrorism. police armed with body armor were seen patrol be terminals. he pulled out a semiautomatic weapon shouting god is great in arabic. two people died, two others were wounded, the shooter from kosovo was not on any terrorism watch list. >> violence along the u.s./mexico border is a key topic of a discussion between president obama and the mexican president. the two leaders just wrapped up a conference at the white house a few months ago. president obama promised additional aid to secure the peace along both sides of the border. >> citizens and dedicated security forces have lost their lives. i have reaffirmed to the president that in this cause, mexico has a full partner with the united states. because whether they live in texas or tijuana, our people have a right to be safe in their communities. >> well, today's meeting comes three weeks after u
KOFY
Mar 16, 2011 11:30am PDT
information. today the u.s. military sent two fire trucks to help battle fires at the fukushima plant. but they haven't been asked to use troops to help. meantime, japan's defense ministry decided against a proposed plan to dump water from helicopters over the badly damaged plants. radiation levels are just too high. you can see in this photo a big hole has opened in the containment vessel around the reactor, and large portions have collapsed. here is more on the plant workers who are putting their own workers putting their own lives in jeopardy to prevent a bigger catastrophe. >> reporter: they are the nameless, brave souls who volunteered or perhaps been asked to be the last line of defense. because they have specific skills and nerves of steel. five workers have already died and two are missing after the latest fire and two dozen are injured. nuclear experts say the skell ton crew are not managers, but probably technicians, men with the schematics of the plant in their head and can fix the clogged vents. they have crawled through the dark mazes, armed with flash lights and radiation det
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Mar 25, 2011 11:30am PDT
including elections as nato gets ready to take control of the no-fly zone in libya. the u.s. general in charge of the operation will hand the job over to a canadian and today france declared libya's air space under control. >> japan's prime minister is calling the nuclear theft as biggest yet. experts suspect there has been damage to the nuclear reactor core. workers had to be returned to the hospital with radiation burns 10,000 times worse than normal. >> plutonium is the most toxic known to science. a speck of plutonium could cause cancer if ingested. >> sailors have washed down the deck to remove any trace of radioactive contamination. it's been off the coast of japan helping for two eastbound weeks now. >> nissan is considering moving some of the engine production from japan to the u.s. because of damaged done to the japanese plant by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake. there could be a serious shortage of japanese parts unless the country finds a way to restart production. toyota warned that it also expects to halt some of its production but it doesn't know when or for how long. >> a
KOFY
Mar 15, 2011 11:30am PDT
the situation in japan, right now there is no direct threat of radiation going to the u.s. you can see hillary clinton met with the foreign minister at a g-8 summit. >> japan is a generous donor to any disaster in the world. the world comes together to support japan in its hour of need. >> eight more experts from the nuclear regulatory commission are on their way to japan, meantime, the navy says more of their crew members were exposed to exposed to very low levels of radiation and had to be decontaminated after delivering food, water and blankets. despite assurance that radiation from japan is highly unlikely to reach the west coast. they local pharmacies have run out of potassium iodide. >> to inject that, the thyroid gland will put you at great risk of thyroid cancer. if you take the tablet, instead of taking the radioactive iodine they will fill your thyroid gland with good iodine and the radioactive iodine respect through. >> the doctor says for us, more important preparation is to have a disaster kit that includes a kit complete with a 30 day supply of all medications you tak
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Mar 6, 2011 9:00am PST
troops from khadafy. concerns have u.s. leaders debating military intervention. republican center john mccain tells this week, he wants u.s. forces to establish a no-fly zone to protect rebel forces from air attacks. >> a no-fly zone, declaring our assistance or support of a provisional government perhaps can which is being formed -- there is a lot of steps we can take. >> there is a loose talk about some of these military options. let's call a state a state. a no-fly zone begins with an attack on libya to destroy the air defenses. that is the way you do a no-fly zone. >> two cargo planes landed in north america tunisia delivering humanitarian supplies for thousands of workers along the border. kristine hanson. wow, all you have to look out. >> i know. >> we're soblgd in. >> not only do we have the rain but the fog coupled with rain. an area of roadways, here is a live picture from camera in emeryville and snow in the mountains. chain requirements and update where it's range at this hour. >> thank you -- raining this hours. >> and surprise homecoming for a serviceman returning fro
KOFY
Mar 11, 2011 11:30am PST
aftershocks with magnitude 6.5. president obama says the u.s. will help the country. >> the images of destruction, flooding coming out of japan is heartbreaking. >> the city of over 12 million people major disruption. public transportation shut down. the city's two major airports closed. total damage is still being assessed but the dollar figure is expected to be astonishing. >> we asked the people of japan to continue to be cautious and vigilant, and we ask the people of japan to act calmly. >> japan's earthquake is the fifth largest in the world since the u.s. started keeping records in the 1900s. the strongest was a magnitude 9.5 in chile back in 1960. four years later a magnitude 9.2 in alaska. japan's quake quick triggered tsunami warnings in 50 nations along the pacific. just to give you an idea how strong, it was stronger here in the bay area. >> tsunami triggered warning sirens at dawn today. sheriff's deputies went door to door telling people to get to higher ground. officials say the tsunami caused severe damage to the harbor in crescent city. 35 vessels crashed into each ot
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Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
-- nonoperational. abc-7 news. >> alan: up next, the u.s. and its allies pound libyan forces. what asserted out as -- started out as a no flyson has expanded. and japan's attempt to control problems at the nuclear reactor, problems at the nuclear reactor, and where go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >> alan: the united states and its allies have officially entered the conflict in libya. 112 tomahawk cruise missiles are lighting up the rbian -- libyan coast. >> the u.s. tomahawk missiles are on the antiaircraft systems in tripoli and other towns. >> we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy. >> this video of a libyan war plane shot down by rebels is a preview of what's to come. president obama warned the libyan dictator, moammar gadhafi, over scenes like this, civilians are taking cash advertise as gadhafi force
KOFY
Mar 14, 2011 11:30am PDT
make it to the u.s. "good morning america." >> the earlier signs are intestinal tracks. those can look like a stomach flu and when you have all these people evacuated, they have to sort out the difference. >> there are three factors can put you at greater risk. first proximity. how close are you to the release. intention. how much was released and were there any barriers between you and that radiation. and duration. how long were you exposed. president obama says he continues to be heartbroken by the images of japan's devastation and this morning he made a promise. >> the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. and we will stand with the people of japan in the difficult days ahead. >> u.s. military aid is slowly arriving but there was a setback today. the u.s. navy had to move several ships away after low radiation. >> the army corps of years plans to use sonar to locate several boats that sank after the waves hit on friday. one of our photographers went on aride with fish and game officials and assess the damage done b
KOFY
Mar 9, 2011 11:30am PST
general, one from the u.s. attorney, and the san bruno police department to investigate any possible -- to investigate pg&e for any possible civil or criminal violations relating to the pipeline explosion. there is still a long road ahead for this neighborhood. damaged homes are still being repaired. some neighbors whose homes were destroyed or still months or more away from rebuilding and neighbors tell us at least four will not rebuild here. some victims are still recovering in the hospital. when neighbors gather here tonight to mark the time of the rupture, 6:11 p.m. they say they will be thinking of the human loss. legal consultant dean johnson says the d.a.'s investigation is sending a message. >> one of the problems with prosecution generally is big corporations get a pass on what might be criminal investigations. i think the new d.a. is sending a message that that's not going to be the case with his office; that if a big corporation could be suspect of criminal activity, they're going to look into it and they're going to make a decision. >> there are civil lawsuits pending aga
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Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm PST
beings a side not to travel to that country and are asking family members of u.s. embassy staff to leave. >> cities east and west of libya's of libya'sol were under fire as rebels were pounded with rockets. >> reporter: fierce battles raged on sunday as rebel fighters, pushing westward towards tripoli, were met by air attract and ground forces loyal to moammar gadhafi. >> bombs and bullets, and we were trying to escape and come back. i was begging everybody to give me a ride. it was scary. >> reporter: the front line now appears to lie between two 20/20 two towns. we were eventually turned around by rebels, telling us it was too dangerous to proceed. we heard from them that a massacre was taking place in one town. that gadhafi's troops were firing into civilian areas. in tripoli, one city still firmfully gadhafi's grip, residents awoke to gunfire. according to libyan authorities, it was sell brat -- sell -- in celebration. residents say the opposition remains in control. libya's oil production is crippled, and although the united states has moved military forces closer to the shore
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Mar 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
, preparing for a handover. the changing level of u.s. involvement in libya. and the deadly super bug drugs can't fight and it's hitting california hospitals hard. we'll tell you which ones.d >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> president obama will address the nation on monday about libya. the president is expected to talk about a greater role for nato and less u.s. military involvement. some lawmakers of both parties say the president should have consulted them first before taking any military action. the president does get a big boost from a battle in libya that turned around overnight. libyan rebels are now celebrating regaining control of the eastern city. the gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on the verge of defeat by muammar qaddafi forces until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the city to qaddafi troops that spurred the u.n. resolution authorizing international intervention that began about a week ago. this 12-year-old boy hides while his father describes the situation they endured when the city was under sie
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Mar 5, 2011 5:00pm PST
workers are strand at border towns. two u.s. air force cargo planes brought water and blankets to the refugees. the red cross is asking the u.s. for more help. >> what we need mainly are airplanes to bring these people home. >> reporter: there is no sign the battle for control of the city or the humanitarian crisis in libya will end anytime soon. abc news. benghazi. eastern libya. >> alan: back in the bay area police are asking for the public's help in catching a large group of suspects they say assaulted and robbed a man at the redwood city caltrain station-leaving him in critical condition. the attack happened at 7:30 last night at the station on james avenue. investigators say a group of nine to 15 suspects carried out a strong-arm robbery of a 47-year-old san jose resident while he was waiting for a southbound caltrain. the suspects fled before police arrived. but investigators are following up on potential leads. inch. >>> pg&e is launching a grueling round the clock search for every document related to the gas transmission pipeline system. 300 fulltime workers are sifting throug
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Mar 13, 2011 9:00am PDT
dees nel the air but that fuel is being mopped up. >> yesterday the u.s. coastguard surveyed the damage in crescent city by helicopter and provided this footage. at least six boats were confirmed sunk. much of the harbor's docks and moorings have been destroyed. tides of up to eight feet tossed boats around for 24 hours. some fishermen returned yesterday. >> this is the first time i have been down there since it happened. my boat is somewhere over there underwater crushed. i was changing the engines. >> strong surges also caused the boats to rupture and leak diesel into the harbor. >> coming up next, why a new television ad is targeting the nation's illegal immigrant. and most pressing issues for voters in san francisco, find out what is [ male announcer ] eakfast for breakfast. breakfast for lunch. breakfast for dinner. with three new breakfast lovers dishes, who needs a break from breakfast? denny's. america's diner is always open. >>> a new maneuver in the debate over immigration. most of the topics have been focused on illegal immigrants but one person says it's time to stop
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Mar 5, 2011 11:00pm PST
workers are stranded at border towns. two u.s. air force cargo planes brought water and blankets to the refugees. the red cross is asking the u.s. for more help. >> we need aways to bring these people back home. >> reporter: there is no sign the battles for control of the city or the humanitarian crisis in libya will end anytime soon. abc news. benbenghazi. eastern libya. >> alan: at home, san bruno serviceman with an astonishing story of bravery and compassion is back from afghanistan tonight. joe burns went to afghanistan on january 1st this year, with the first marine tank battalion. a month and a half later he was on his way home to san bruno with a purple heart after receiving injuries from a roadside bomb. the 20-year-old says he expected a celebration for his birthday, which is today, but nothing like this. >> what do you think of this? >> a little much but i'm enjoying it. >> did you expect this? >> i didn't feel this. it feels good. i'm glad to be home, be with my family. you guys are awesome. you didn't have to do this. >> alan: when he arrived in afghanistan, the marines were
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Mar 12, 2011 6:00pm PST
: thank you. the u.s. coast guard surveyed the damage in crescent city by helicopter, and they provided this footage for us. at least six boats are confirmed sunk and docks and moorings have been destroyed. repeated surges tossed beats for 24 hours. the harbor master estimates damage to be between 25 to $25 million. appears to be a more significant event than the last tsunami to hit kris crescent city in 2006. >>> a bay area man's attempt to fly back here from tokyo. those who made it back were greet with an emotional homecoming. dozens lost their home this more than after a fire in albany. and a celebration of earth during everything irish on market street. >> leigh: hi there. i'm leigh glaser. plenty of sunshine across the bay area today. you may have noticed in the past couple hours high clouds streaming cross the region. look for >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >> alan: a sunnyvale maintenance desperately trying to get out of japan. he and his family were scheduled to fly out of tokyo but the main help was shut done. his biggest concern is now the con
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Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
command over libya, but the defense department video shows u.s. missles being fired off libya's coast, coalition air raids targeted gadhafi's home continue of sirte. >> we will begin diminishing the level of our engagement, the level of resources we have involved in this. as long as there's a no-fly zone and we have unique capabilities, recon innocence, surveillance, we'll have a prefnlts. >> alan: nato's new role will include upholding an embargo and enforcing a no-fly zone, president obama will speak to the nation about our involvement in libya, and abc-7 will broadcast the speech live. >> a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook eastern japan, and a tsunami alert has been issued, but no immediate reports of damage or injury yet. the us west coast is not under any threat. more problems at the fukushima nuclear power plant. high radiation readings are complicating the job of workers trying to cool down overheated reactors after announcing the levels were 10 million times before normalless. plant operators have since apologizing, saying the levels are 100,000 times over the normal level, whic
ABC
Mar 26, 2011 8:00am PDT
lodge. >> coming up next, preparing for a handover. changing level of the u.s. involvement in libya and a deadly super bug that is hitting california hospitals hard. >> janelle: president obama addresses the nation monday night. his weekly address is a few of the highlights of his message to america. >> we're not putting any ground forces into libya. our military has provided unique capabilities at the beginning but this is a broad international effort. our allies and partners are enforcing the no-fly zone over libya and the arms embargo at sea. qatar and the united arab i am rats have agreed the responsibility is transferred from the united states to our partners. >> the president has been getting criticism for members of congress for not consulting with them. >> libyan rebels have regained control of the eastern city. a gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on verge of defeat until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the city that spurred the u.n. resolution authorizing international intervention which begin a week ago. a 12-year-old boy, you ca
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Mar 19, 2011 8:00am PDT
american aircraft? the president said u.s. forces would be heavily involved in the first few days and then take a supporting role allowing britain and france and arab nations to lead. >> we will provide the unique capabilities that we can bring to bear to top the violence against civilians. >> this morning, it's unclear that the allies do launch an attack, how far will they go. >> are we are going to drop bombs and ordinance fans that is a big step militarily and politically. >> that was david curley. she traveling with president obama who in brazil this morning starting a five day tour of central and south america. >> right now, meteorologist lisa argen is here with our wet forecast. >> more rain is out there right now. by this time tomorrow, the storm will be pushing out of the bay area. get out there and clean out the gutters and really make preparations for a windy and wet 24 hours to come. forecast is next. >> also next, march madness continues with more fantastic finishes in the ncaa tournament. >>> get ready for a soggy and windy weekend. here is lisa argen. >> the next 12 hour
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Mar 6, 2011 6:00am PST
eastern oil port. tens of thousands of refugees are creating a humanitarian crisis. two u.s. air force planes delivered surprise yesterday but the red cross says it needs even more help. >> need mainly airplanes to help us to bring these people back home. >> there is no sign this crisis is going to end anytime soon. >>> charlie sheen is continuing his media blitz. last night he debuted a new life extreme web show called sheen's corner on youstream. he hosted the show while several people sat nearby, including one of his girlfriends. the actor showed off his latest tattoo bearing his new catch phrase winning written across his wrist. he was billed as the premier episode on youstream and the actor indicates he's going to be doing another show soon. how many people watched? at one point he had 115,000 people watching. archbishop desmond tutu will preach at san francisco's grease cathedral at 11:00 this morning. the nobel laureate shown here on tage at the world cup soccer tournament last year has now retired from public life but he has agreed to preach at grace cathedral's coral eucharist
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Mar 20, 2011 9:00am PDT
civilians as human shields. >> throughout the night the u.s. pounded libya, the strikes begin with more than 110 tomahawk missiles launched mostly from ships and submarines, aiming at 20 targets, including surface to air missile sites and they took out a major airfield using b-52 bombers. they hit libyan soil an hour later. >> they were carefully coordinated. >> before the tomahawks, 20 french fighter jets flew over benghazi taken out one armored carrier. but khadafy remains defiant. if the u.s. wants a long war, they will get it. he gathered supporters, including women and children, essentially forming a human shield n the coming days and hours, it will expand beyond tripoli. there will be no strikes east of surat where the remembers are in control. >> this is the just the first phase that will likely be a multi phase designed to enforce the resolution. >> the next phase will be the no-fly zone will which will be held over tripoli and benghazi. f-60s will likely take part but most of the fighter jets will be from britain and france had other allied partners and there will be air refuel
KOFY
Mar 10, 2011 11:30am PST
insinuatioion that thee ororganinization supports terro finanancing in the u u.s. one reasoson? a carere pososter that was foun the bay area. >> named as ununindicted coconsnspiritor in the e case td the holy lanand ffoundatation. leadaders mumust reject discrcr groups s such as care. >> cacare, the c couplple on am islalamic r relatations gaave a for thee poster. . >>>> i don'tt think it says don talk t to the f f.b.i. if they call,, c call us toto h you u understand whahat yoour r arare when confrfronteted by la enforcement. >> says it's just another example of religion being demonized. today's hearing featured testimony from the relatives of two men r rececruruititeded i i teterrrrorororisism.m. ththerere e wawawas s teteststi dedevovovotete m m musususlilims aaa formrmrmerer u.s.s. nanan ananand d doctotor r r onon c c alall sasay t thherereee iss a home grown terrorism in the country. the hearings drew outrage and heavy criticism. among the critics, bay area congresswoman jackie speier who called the hearings long and racist and said today's hearing did not feature any real experts.
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Mar 28, 2011 11:30am PDT
that can give you a pretend girlfriend for facebook and gps reveals 20 worst commutes in the u.s. two of them are right here in the bay area. >>> scotland yard is bracing security threats to the royal wedding. more than 200 people arrested and nearly 250,000 people marched through london. >> kristen: it's no surprise bachelor party was low key. the stag party as they call in it britain was thrown by his brother, prince harry. few details have been released but the daily telegraph, william and 20 friends attended the party. william and kate middleton will marry on april 29. what are you wearing. >> not invited. and no word on the bachelorette party. >> for all of us here, thanks for joining us. i haven't heard a word about that. >> have a 
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Mar 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
and partners. >> and the president said the u.s. ground forces would not be involved in any ground action in libya. to the latest news in japan. japanese officials say radioactive iodine has been detected in tokoyo drinking water as well as other areas and japan's government says that spinach and milk taken from farms 20 miles from crippled nuclear plants have radiation 20 times above the limit. and the water trucks are now pumping sea water directly on to unit three to keep it from a total meltdown and crews are working to try and reconnect four of the six reactors to japan's power grid by today or tomorrow. and abc's diana avlear has more. >> remembering all they have lost fighting to keep what they have left. the japanese people came together in a moment of silence friday at the hour the earthquake staggered their nation one week ago and prayed for their dead. for the living the struggle is just beginning. fire trucks hosed down crippled nuclear reactors for a second day at the fukushima complex. and continued to risk their lives in the process. like these firemen who volunteere
KOFY
Mar 31, 2011 11:30am PDT
back their involvement there. >> the u.s. will provide capabilities that others can't provide in kind or in scale. there will be no american boots on the ground in libya. >> this morning, a senior libyan official announced he is resigning his post. this is the second resignation in gadhafi's regime in the last few areas. >> the groundwater underneath the reactor has 10,000 times radiation levels. the company doesn't believe drinking water is affected. contaminated water has been cooling at the damaged nuclear plant. radioactive water has already leak into the ocean. >> the government wants people to stop participating in a water recreational activity. it's called water walking. there is a risk of suffocation or even drowning in knees inflatable balls. they are concerned about too little oxygen in them. there is no emergency exit. the only way it can be opened is by a person on the outside. they are popular at parks and malls. >> great day on for swimmers. >> let's take a look outside. 11:13 this morning, we're looking at san francisco and we're already in the 70s in san jose. barely a
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Mar 27, 2011 9:00am PDT
the nation tomorrow about u.s. military involvement in libya. we will carry his remarks here live at 4:30 p.m.. >>> in the bay area, san francisco police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in a parking lot near a south of market nightclub earlier in the morning. it was just about closing time when two men were shot on sixth street between mission and market streets. one man was rushed to a local hospital but later died. second victim is in the hospital. his injuries are not life-threatening. no information has been released yet on a suspect or motive. >> the barry bonds perjury trial moves into second week with kimberly bell is expected to testify about physical changes to bonds' body during the time they were dating between 1994 and 2003. last week a doctor told the jury about the potential effects of steroids. experts say bell may tell jurors that bonds admitted to her that he used the banned substance he is accused of lying to a federal grand jury when he testified he did not knowingly use steroids. >> our meteorologist lisa argen is on board to talk about the accu
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Mar 6, 2011 5:00pm PST
youth in the u.s. also says muslim americans are not cooperating enough with law enforcement to counter al qaeda's recruitment tactics. >> i don't want them to stabbed up and claim, we told you america is at war with islam. that's one of the main recouth arguments. >> alan: more than 100 interfaith, nonprofit, and governmental organizations protested the hearing, say it demonizes islam americans. >> reading the republican tea leaves. some to potential counties off -- potential candidates off to the races? >> alan: this could turn out to be a key week in the 2012 presidential race. potential g.o.p. contenders appear to be making steps but no one has made an official move yesterday. republicans are playing a waiting game. >> reporter: last night in new hampshire, rom mitt romney certainly sounded like a presidential candidate. >> it's going to take more than a good speech and rhetoric to get americans back to work. it's going to take a new president of the united states. >> reporter: and defending the healthcare law he put into place in massachusetts, while blasting president obam
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Mar 30, 2011 11:30am PDT
to access the internet more than a hundred times faster than in most u.s. homes. more than a thousand cities across the country may be a test site for the network. breaking news in richmond. sky7hd, big rig after colliding with another vehicle. you can see they put foam on the fire to put it out. it happened about half an hour ago. chp officers says an oxygen tank caught fire and you can see a huge back-up on westbound 80. all westbound lanes of i-80 are closed right now. if you can avoid that area, that would be your best bet. >> cheryl: more news ahead, including one town called the healthiest in all of the bay area. >> and a new study drawing an unexpected link between breastfey he drowned his trainer at the bottom of the pool last february. it was the third time. returning to the show for s important for mental enrichment. animal rights activists disagree. >> this worries me that that is more important to sea world, corporate sea world than either his well-being or trainer safety. >> park officials are spending millions to make safety upgrades to pr
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Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm PST
. tens of thousands of displaced foreign workers are strand at border towns. two u.s. air force cargo planes brought water and blankets to the refugees. the red cross is asking the u.s. for more help. >> what we need mainly are airplanes to bring these people back home. >> reporter: there is no sign the battle to control the city of the humanitarian crisis in libya will end anytime soon. abc news. benghazi. >> alan: mean while, hundreds of egyptian protester stormed the building that contains the hated security service in cairo. three weeks after the fall of hosni mubarak eshipmentans are turning their anger towards the internal security organization. the protesters barged into one building, they want to save official documents they believe are being destroyed to hide evidence of human rights abuses. >> gas prices continue to inch their way up. what you can expect at the pump next. and more rain on the weigh. meteorologist leigh glaser tells us when we can see the first drops. >> i'm rick in sports. st. mary's prepares for the wcc tournament, and you can see ast for dinner. with three
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
, abc 7 news. >> yesterday the u.s. coast guard surveyed the damage in crescent city by helicopter and provided this footage. at least six boats were confirmed sunk and much of the docks and moorings have been destroyed. repeated surges, some 8 feet, tossed boats for 24 hours. some fishermen surveyed the damage. >> this morning is the first time i've been down here since it happened. >> where's your boat now? >> over there underwater crushed. i was right in the middle of changing engines. glad i didn't have the new engine in it yet. >> strong surges also caused the gas tanks on several boats to rupture and leak diesel into the harbor. the harbor master estimates damage to be 25 to $25 million. hundreds of bay area residents have begun making it back home from japan. jenelle wang was at san francisco international airport yesterday for the emotional reunion. >> some of the first flights from tokyo arrived at sfo and a tearful reunion from gavin brown and his dad caught in the earthquake thousands of miles away in their east bay home. >> thank goodness she's in the airport! it was scary.
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
u.s. military says the bomb bartment so far, which includes tom -- tom ahawk missiles are degrading gadhafi's forces. >> we now have the capability to patrol the air space over libya, and we're doing just that, shifting to a more consistent and persistent air presence. the no fly zone is effectively in place. >> alan: a building on gadhafi's compound has been hit by a cruise missle but they're not specifically targeting the leader. mike mullen says the main goal of the operation is to protect civilians. >>> in japan, officials have declared two units at the struggling nuclear power plant under control. both units have cooled down after operators pumped cool water into storming -- storage pool. however pressure in a third unit rose today. the japanese government is advising people living near the plant not to drink the tap water. >>> a ray of hope was a remarkable rescue sunday, an 80-year-old woman was pull from the rubble where she and her grandson had been trapped for more than a week. she had apparently been pinned under in the refrigerator. fortunately for her she survived on fo
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Mar 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
search and rescue team from southern california has arrived at a u.s. air base in northern jail. the los angeles county team and the team from virginia brought along thousands of pounds of equipment and 12 rescue dogs, teams in oakland and menlo park say they're prepared to go if the get the call. >> it's monday morning in japan, the start of the first day of trading on the tokyo stock exchange. analysts have been fearing a nose dive. preliminary estimates put repair costs in the tens of billions of dollars. toyota, nissan and honda have suspended production. sony and to toshiba have temporarily closed len allergic conclude electric tropic -- electronic plants, and now japan is dealing with an erupting volcano. it's spewing ash and rock. it's in southern japan, fair -- far away from the quake zone. japan and our own west coast both lie on the ring of fire, an arc of seismic which i active zone. we have much more ahead on the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in japan, including the passengers leaving sfo for japan today, despite a travel warning by the state department. and the ef
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Mar 12, 2011 8:00am PST
have been killed. one u.s. aircraft carrier is in japan and second one is on its way. >> american red cross is working with the japanese red cross to help in the disaster. if you want to help, log on to red cross.org or text red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >> google has launched a person finder app. people can log on to find a loved one or give information about someone. as of this morning, more than 33,000 people have entered their information on the site. we have a link to that app on our website at www.abc7.com under see it on tv. find information how you can help the quake victims. >> president obama spent an unusually long time yesterday answering questions from reporters about a variety of world issues from the quake of japan to unrest in libya. as karen travers reports one of the primary topics hit much closer to home to most of us. >> after addressing the breaking news out of japan, president obama turned his attention he scheduled the press conference in the first place. rising energy prices. over the last two weeks, gas prices have soared. national average is now
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Mar 5, 2011 6:00am PST
u.s. integrated ocean observing system or u-use. it's led by no one. the collaboration will lift a veil of secrecy off the ocean. >> working in a vacuum is personally unsatisfying and professionally unsatisfying and all of a sudden to have 100 times more information overnight is revolutionary. >> they say working together they can get a better picture of the ocean's health and create policies to protect it. in pacific grove, karina rusk, abc 7 news. >> scientists say they have discovered a new seabird, the first new species of seabird found in 55 years. the black and white was discovered last month in a coastal area off chile. the bird was likely missed by darwin when he sailed the same area a century ago. how big a deal is it? peter harrison says if we had won the lottery we could not feel better. you're going to get a little of everything this weekend. christine hanson has the forecast. >> you are going to get a bit of everything. hd, you can see the city in the background, the bay bridge. we've got some sun, the clouds are thickening up. we'll have your complete forecast. >> als
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Mar 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
>> alan: the u.s. has launched the first tom ahack missiles against libya. the united states has officially entered the conflict in libya. 110 cruise missiles have lit up the skies skies in tripoli. here's more on operation odyssey dawn. >> u.s. missiles such as this one have fired the first salvo against libyan air defenses. >> we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy and his forces step up their assault. >> the video of a libyan war plane shot down by rebels is a preview. war planes destroyed several of the rem scream's tanks. president obama warned moammar gadhafi over scenes like this. civilians were taking casualties. >> eunited states will contribute our unique capabilities at the front end of the mission to protect libyan civilians. >> foreign air forces are expected to carry out many of the attacks. the danish fighter jets arrived at u.s.a. fighter base in sicily. >> the no-fly zone is not in effect. >> we're creating the conditions to be able to set up the no-fly zone. >> while the u.s. is leading the front end of the attack, presiden
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
>> and u.s. and coalition forces launch more air strikes over libya this morning while leader moammar gadhafi condemns the attack. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm caroline tyler. spring officially begins later today, though winter season is going out with a powerful storm in the bay area this morning. let's check in with our meteorologist lisa. >> good morning, everyone. you can see the camera shaking a little bit. but the wind advisory has expired so we are looking to winds that will continue to subside throughout the morning hours. the front, it is hung up in the south bay around gilroy. you will notice the heavier shades of green and the yellow. but still widespread shower activity around the bay. a pretty good cell here right around lucas valley road. the rain extends southward and eastward into berkely. we are looking at heavier pockets as you head up toward 80. the sierra nevada where winter storm warning continues until 11:00 tonight. more cells here about to move into the east bay. the showers continue, the chance after thunderstorm throughout the da
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
will rolling blockouts. >> alan: u.s. crews are arriving in japan to assist in the rescue operations. a disaster response team and two urban search and rescue teams have been dispatched at the request of the japanese government. one team is from los angeles. they will bring a dozen rescue dogs. al standing by off the -- also standing by off the coast is the uss ronald reagan. the deck of the carrier is being used as a staging area to deliver supplies. and the pentagon is sending a second aircraft carrier and an amphibious craft to the area. >> in a travel alert, the state department said americans should avoid tourism and unnecessary visits. despite that, flights are operating between the u.s. and japan. we caught up to several people catching a flight into the city of osaka, which was not impacted. many of them are people trying to get home to family. >> i've been looking online for a couple of friends. have been able to find a couple of them. when youfully japan, you get used to the earthquake but not this magnitude. >> my parents the biggest earthquake they experience,
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Mar 17, 2011 11:30am PDT
u.s. right now. still they are now taking action at the nation's airports. abc7's janelle wang joins us with what is happening. >> u.s. customs and border protection is now testing some passengers and cargo at some airports around the country. they won't say which airport specifically, but we are hearing reports of los angeles, seattle, dallas and new york. the department of homeland security says so far all tests for radiation are negative. >> in an exercise of caution and just to make sure that everyone remains safe, we are doing screening of passengers and/or cargo if there happens to be even a blip in terms of radiation. we have seen no radiation by the way, even on coming cargo or passengers that comes close to reaching a harmful level. >> reporter: right now a forecast by the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty organization shows how the radiation plume from the failing nuclear reactor in japan is drifting across the pacific, over the islands today and then arriving in southern california tomorrow. but experts believe it will also be detected in sacramento. folks arriving fro
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Mar 8, 2011 11:30am PST
of temporary workers says more u.s. employers plan to add jobs and fewer expect to lay off people. the labor department reports the national unemployment rate fell to almost a two-year low of 8.29%. there are jobs available right now though at the san francisco hire event. carolyn tyler is there. >> we're outside the hotel witcome at 8th and market streets. very busy out here and very busy inside the hotel as they get prepared by this job fair co-spored by abc 7. it kicks off at noon and one of the fliers say the jobs are here. cathy is joining us now. she's with the job journal. good morning to you -- come on in here so i can get a little closer to you. you are the job fair coordinator. >> yes. >> when you say the jobs are here, what kind of jobs are we talking about and. >> we have everything from a lot of information technology positions. we have over 100 of those. we have high-level administrative, customer service, government jobs, education jobs, public safety. a lot of engineering jobs, including civil engineers, industrial engineers. and sales, a lot of variety. >> in fact
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Mar 12, 2011 5:00pm PST
international crews, including teams from the u.s. there has been cause for joy. this father and daughter were rescued and reunited. a rare scene amidst the sadness. >> alan: we receiving more new video of the terrifying power of the tsunami that hit japan. you can see the water pouring into neighborhoods. build examination -- buildings and houses floating down streets and cars jammed into the side of buildings. and these before and after satellite photos, an entire town was wiped off the map. >> a tsunami wave swept 5,000-miles across the pacific and still had enough energy to damage the west coast. here's what it looked like yesterday as the surge entered the santa cruz harbor. today federal and state authorities are at the harbor assessing the damage. we're there with the latest on the cleanup operation. >> reporter: the santa cruz harbor is effectively closed down through tomorrow. so no boats are going into or out of the harbor, except for emergency vehicles, and there's a dive team and a debris removal team at work, and they have been at work pretty much all day. the harbor patrol took u
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Mar 18, 2011 11:30am PDT
from the u.s. they have provided five high pressure water pumps to assist in cooling the reactors. >> we're trying to bring the assets to bear to cool down the reactors, cool down the fuel rods and we hope it will take us in the right direction. >> to mark the one week anniversary of the tragedy, they observed a moment of silence, thousands continue to live in shelters, crude and scarce. others are evacuateing. >> we've been advised by the u.s. ambassador and by nuclear expert friend of mine that we should get out for now. >> the death toll has topped 6,000 and more than 10,000 are still missing. some evacuation centers say they are still waiting for relief one week after the quake hit. >> janelle wang is in u.c. berkeley where is one of places that is monitoring the radiation. what are you hearing? >> the nuclear engineering department here is sending the latest air samples and should be ready in an hour or so. there could be some activity but it would be so tiny it would be insignificant. to break it down, would you find thousands of counts of elements in the area. just basic ev
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Mar 2, 2011 11:30am PST
deadly attack on u.s. troops at germany's frankfort airport. he pledges to spare no effort in the investigation. a gunman fired shots killing two airmen and wounding two others. the two killed were the bus driver and the passenger. the gunman was taken into citizen. the u.s. military has several bases in the frankfort area. they're used as hubs for operations in afghanistan and iraq. >> the supreme court ruled today the first amendment protects the right to protest at military funerals. the court voted 8-1 in favor of the church at risk of protesting outside the service members. they threw out a $5 million judgment given to the father of a dead marine. chief justice john roberts says the first amendment shielded the protestors. he did say they obeyed police objectives and they were 1,000 feet from the church. >> they will sign a stop gap bill to avoid a government shutdown. the senate passed a bill this morning. this bill drafted by republicans cut $4 billion in spending. mr. obama says he's pleased this will have government agencies functioning for two more weeks but cannot take
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Mar 23, 2011 11:30am PDT
attacking gadhafi troops that have been storming population centers. a top u.s. general says the coalition is getting to the mechanized forces as well as ammunition and supplies for government troops. reports say the attacks have forced government toonks roll back from a western city of misurata. >> japanese officials are telling parents not to let infants drink tap water because radioactive iodine is considered more than twice considered safe for babies. residents cleared store shelves of bottled water after the announcement. >> you don't want to mix formula with this water and you don't want nursing women to have this water. >> kristen: new evacuation of the fukushima daiichi planted after black smoke was seen billowing from reactor 3. "wall street journal" is reporting there is some reports of scattered looting in the areas hit by the tsunami including the kirnbeer factory. >> mike is ahead of the forecast. >> we're looking at rain. >> we're seen light showers including possibility of looking into and dry weather in the forecast. >> all right. thanks a lot. also how much more
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Mar 4, 2011 11:30am PST
neighboring countries and right now two u.s. air force cargo planes on are their way with food and water. >> as moammer gadhafi's government intensifies a bloody crackdown on survivors, president obama is putting pressure on the leader to step down. >> moammer gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. >> on the ground there are new reports on air strikes of anti-government forces, rebels including these regular troops are reinforcing their defenses as casualties mount. >> this is my job. this is my job. >> food staples are running low and so are reports to the obama administration. >> a lot of confusion on the ground. it is often difficult for us to sort through to get to what the actual facts are. >> fears of a humanitarian crisis has led to calls for drastic measures. >> if you want moammer gadhafi to go, then one of the things would establish a no-fly zone. >> robert gates says that's not so simple. it's an act of war. >> it begins with an attack on libya to destroy the air defenses. >> in egypt and jordan and elsewhere demonstrators took to the streets in what they're ca
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Mar 22, 2011 11:30am PDT
of u.s. military family members are due in the bay area after evacuating japan. chartered flight landed at travis earlier this morning. more than 3500 military family members made the decision to head home. the departure will help reduce the demand for food and water in japan. defense department says the voluntary evacuations will continue for the foreseeable future. >> opening statements are underway in the federal perjury trial of barry bonds. he wab indicted 2007 accused of lying to a grand jury for obstruction testifying that he never knowingly took drugs. >> reporter: the first witnesses will be called to the stand shortly. right now the defense is wrapping up opening statements. prosecution spoke earlier today for about 45 minutes. legal analyst dean johnson has been following the trials. >> think the opening statements have to go to the defense. the defense attorney al ruby did what he should have done. he set a theme, barry bonds testified before the grand jury, he employed useful information, he told the truth. he did his best. by contrast, the prosecution gave a long ra
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Mar 1, 2011 11:30am PST
interview in a special captions sponsored by the u.s. department of educationdation of 20/20. it begins at 10 p.m. tonight. another star in trouble, pop singer aguilera has been released after deputies detained her in west hollywood for reportedly being drunk in public. authorities don't plan to file any criminal charges. the 30-year-old singer was in a car with her boyfriend when they were stopped just before 3 a.m.. her boyfriend was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. aguilera was held at the sheriff's station until she (speaking in international language) and he said unto them go ye into all of the world and preach the gospel preach the gospel  ♪very creature in the world. (applause)  >> today on oprah at 4:00 willow smith and other talented kids. why sex matters when it comes to live-saving pacemakers. heather ishimaru reporting live into the deadly san bruno explosion. >> a lot of ponding on the roadways. we'll be here to get you through that. numerous chances of rain. the timing of them, this one now, thursday scattered shower
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Mar 27, 2011 6:00am PDT
her head and she was dragged off. president obama will speak to the nation tomorrow night about u.s. military involvement in libya. we will carry his remarks here live. that will be at 4:30 p.m. our time. >>> in japan operates to of a troubled nuclear power plant reported a huge spike in radiation levels was a mistake. a radiation level 1 million times before normal was said to be recorded by the plant worker. the report said the man was so alarmed he took off before taking a second read to go confirm. power play officials just announced the number is not credible. they say they are sorry for the mistake. officials say they are taking another sample to get accurate levels, but they don't know when the results are going to be announced. high levels of radiation in the levels of another reactor were tested on thursday, leading plant officials to believe there may be a breach in that reactor score. >>> the first woman to be nominated for vice president passed away yesterday. back in 1984 walter mondale chose geraldine ferrero, a little-known member of congress from queens, new york to
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm PDT
its snowing in the disaster areas. >> u.s. officials closely monitoring this crisis say focus is on reactors three and four, where spent fuel rods under great danger of releasing plumes of radioactivity. >> there is no end to the nuclear crisis at the fukishima plant. the focus is reactors three and four, where old, spent fuel rods are releasing plumes of radioactivity. >> hollywood likes to focus on the melt down, melted core, exposed uranium. old fuel is more dangerous because there is more radiation in unguarded pond. >> the mission to cool reactors with helicopters dumping buckets of water failed. the japanese plan is to restart with a new power line, officials fear those may not work if energy is restored which is why the u.s. is sending a high pressure pump. >> all u.s. citizens in japan should continue to monitor situations and follow guidance of the u.s. and japanese governments. >> inside of the plant 180 workers at great right after this tok their lives are being reroe tated in and out of the danger zone. outside thousands are being evacuated. >> the government told us we'
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
week. i will tell you all the details. obama >>> president the nation for the first the u.s. bombed libya to stop muammar gaddafi from attacking his own people. a failure to act would have a betrayal of who we are as he said., this speech comes amid criticism democrats and republicans. john has more on what is next for the white house. >> secretary of state hillary in london withet opposition and from 30 nations. failing to intervene in libya left the world watching and at the humanitarian disaster unfold. >> the people have been ruled by tyrant, muammar gaddafi. e has exploited their guelph, opponents at home and abroad and terrorize innocent people. >> it went on for a year in bosnia before the world responded. >> tonight we have stopped the deadly attacks. >> hours earlier rebels recaptured crucial territory. the president said he fulfilled promises and no ground troops. nato takes over on wednesday. >>for those who doubted our capacity to take care of this the u.s. has done said we would do. >> he pushed back who said the goal should go beyond the e of protecting civilians. >> b
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
president hopes to explain to his supporters and critics by libya is important to u.s. national security. the president was that a multicultural school in the northwest today when riot that he was asked why he was spending money in libya when the school spending is lagging. libya was not what he wanted to focus on today. >> i will be addressing this issue tonight and i have already addressed that on several occasions including on your program. our involvement is going to be limited, both in time and scope. >> voters say they need a president to better explain the u.s. involvement. >> i want to hear from him why he feels is necessary to send troops over there. >> we are still boosting military spending but cutting all of these important programs, so i feel it is a problem. >> as the fights ray john, there are complaints from republicans and some democrats -- as the fighting rages on, there are complaints. on the ground, rebels are cheering. gaining strength that thanks to the air strikes by coalition forces. after losing ground last week, the rebels are dancing. a spokesman for the opposi
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Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. >> japan now agreed to accept technical help from the u.s. and the head of the international atomic energy agency just arrived. latest picture rae veal how far gone the reactor really are. explosion and blazing heat have reduced the unit to rav sanjay gupta skeleton. emergency worker continue desperate effort to drown the over heated core with sea water from the air and from the ground using water cannon made to subdue rioters. flight operators put in a new power line to restore electricity and get water pump working again. if that fails the pentagon has shipped in american pumps. workers have to operate them continuing to defy death. in reactor 4 the water in the fuel rod pool is critically low if any left. without water the rod ignite and send smoke into the atmosphere. reactor 3 a 5 foot thick container likely cracked. if the core melts down it could seep out and release radioactive plume. japanese government ordered everyone within 12 miles of the plant to evacuate. told people up to 19 miles away to close their windows and stay inside. u.s. is more cautious telling americans wi
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